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Trump says he opposes funding USPS because of mail-in voting   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Aug-13 by MerlinsDad; 235 views.
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Aug-13

It is my opinion that both of these news items are self-explanatory.  Trump doesn't want additional funding for the USPS because he doesn't want mail-in voting.

news item by Ellie Kaufman, Marshall Cohen, Jason Hoffman, and Nicky Robertson, August 13
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/trump-usps-funding-comments-2020-election/index.html

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes much-needed funding for the United States Postal Service because he doesn't want to see it used for mail-in voting this November.

By directly linking USPS funding to mail-in voting, Trump is fueling allegations that he is trying to manipulate the postal system for political gain. The pandemic has led to record-shattering levels of voting-by-mail, but Trump has tried to restrict the voting method because he says it will hurt his re-election and Republicans across the board.
During an interview on Fox News, Trump said that if USPS does not receive the additional $25 billion funding request that Democrats included in the ongoing stimulus negotiations, then he believes the Post Office won't be able to handle the influx of mail-in ballots in the upcoming election.
"They want three and a half billion dollars for something that'll turn out to be fraudulent, that's election money basically. They want three and a half billion dollars for the mail-in votes. Universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion, billion, for the Post Office. Now they need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots," Trump said, repeating his false claims that mail-in voting would be "fraudulent."
"But if they don't get those two items that means you can't have universal mail-in voting because they're not equipped to have it," Trump added.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, said in a tweet that Trump's comments are "voter suppression, plain and simple."

 

News item by Megan Henney, August 13
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/trump-usps-funding-comments-2020-election/index.html
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President Trump on Thursday blamed Democrats for holding up a deal on another coronavirus relief package, and ripped their proposal to give billions of dollars in aid to the U.S. Postal Service.

The items are the post office and the $3.5 billion for mail-in voting,” Trump told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo. “If we don’t make the deal, that means they can’t have the money, that means they can’t have universal mail-in voting. It just can’t happen.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-rips-dems-for-holding-up-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-with-demand-for-post-office-aid

BWArtist

From: BWArtist

Aug-13

The only thing you can count on with Trump is he  will expose what he is really thinking. Just put it out there! Sometimes as a whine. Sometime as a bad joke. But he always acts like  he doesn't care if you approve or not. 

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Aug-13

Well stated.

And he has done it so often that we've become inured to it and fail to react with the appropriate outrage.

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Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Aug-24

We all seem to have forgotten the cuts to the Post Office originated in 2015.  
 

BWArtist

From: BWArtist

Aug-26

What was the year the republicans sneaked an add on to a bill to require the USPS to fund their retirement 75 years out? They were burning the midnight oil. They sneaked it in . Everybody was wanting to end the session so they could go home. Afterwards Obama as usual was trying to get everyone to work out a solution for compromise. A word the republicans  know nothing about. It's hard to work with people that want to destroy our institutions and the unions that defend them.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Aug-26

Hmm. Compromise? Listen to Pelosi and Schumer talk about compromise.

BWArtist

From: BWArtist

Aug-27

Most of the time they are having to respond  to overt and covert corrupt  motivation. Republican idea of compromise is lay down your attitude and just give us what we want. Meanwhile they usually lay down for Trump.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Aug-27

You have it backwards. Republicans always eventually give in. They have been for a long time.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Aug-27

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Seems the post office needs to more reliably get things ranging from USB thumb drives to asthma meds, utility bills, checks, hard drives, and N95 masks, delivered on time, without lying on the tracking number status, and then they might have the credibility needed to deliver ballots on time.

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